New Supercomputer with 1 Million Processors Is World’s Fastest Brain-Mimicking Machine. Scientists just activated the world’s biggest “brain”: a supercomputer with a million processing cores and 1,200 interconnected circuit boards that together operate like a human brain.
Ten years in the making, it is the world’s largest neuromorphic computer — a type of computer that mimics the firing of neurons — scientists announced on Nov. 2. (more…)
The very first YouTube video (allegedly) features Darude’s Sandstorm, plus one (probable) dick joke.
YouTube’s first video — an 18-second clip with over 48 million views, not a whole lot of action, and exactly one genital innuendo — was uploaded 13 years ago today. The now-teenage platform may have started as a dating site, but it’s since expanded its role to include everything from viral videos to a platform for influencers to screw up in front of the entire world. That’s wild, given how tame its first video is. (more…)
Snapchat users are pleading with the app to undo a redesign, which they say is “terrible,” “trash,” and “twisted.”
The company announced the update in November, but rolled it out this week. CEO Evan Spiegel said the update was meant to make the app “more personal.” (more…)
“They claim they are merely distributing information. But the fact that they are near- monopoly distributors makes them public utilities,” the philanthropist said at a dinner on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos.
DAVOS, Switzerland — The financier and philanthropist George Soros joined the rising attacks on Facebook and Google Thursday night, calling for “more stringent regulations” on the tech giants. (more…)